The Paediatric Trials Network Australia (PTNA)
- provide a platform for advocacy for collaborative clinical research for paediatrics in Australia.
- improve the Australian operating environment for paediatric clinical trials sponsored by industry.
- increase the quality and quantity of investigator-driven paediatric trials.
- strengthen the evidence base for the treatment of all children and adolescents.
About PTNATherapeutic Innovation Australia provided a federal grant as part of the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy to the PTNA to enable the development of WebSpirit. This Clinical Trials Data Management Software (CTDMS) system was launched in late 2013 and this system is now in use in a number of trials across Australia. This secure data management system is web-based and registered users can access it from anywhere in the world where internet is available. Find out more about WebSpirit on our WebSpirit page or by viewing our presentation below.
PTNA hopes its infrastructure and advocacy efforts can complement the activity of other other established paediatric research networks and benefit all paediatric researchers, and ultimately Australian children. We welcome enquiries from any researchers that may wish to collaborate through the PTNA and gain access to its infrastructure.
The network facilitates access to a critical mass of researchers and enough volunteers across the country that clinical trials can be successfully completed in a timely fashion, as well as provide infrastructure to speed up communication and data collection.